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are switching from nuclear warheads to nuclear cars. we are going to an e-mail from a toyota executive sent before the recall saying the company is trying to hide the acceleration problems. toyota's response, we admit to doing a poor job of communication, but here is the question, how long did toyota know about this before it became public? who has an idea on that one? >> i think the crime is that they covered it up. i think if you had a problem, whether it was five days as some of the recent correspondence indicates, or two months, it's too much time. if there were drivers on the road that were not safe, toyota has a problem, and it's a huge problem. >> but it's a question that i cannot answer. if i am correct, toyota sales were up, not down, up, about 40%. so do consumers not want brakes? how does it work? >> it took a 9% dip when the information came out, and then a jump up to 40%, huge earnings and a very different situation. it will be governed by the market, do americans still trust toyota, and then the deals toyota was offering, and i think they could continue to do so. >> the fine b
by toyota. an important message for toyota owners, there's a lot of people wondering about the recalls. get the facts and information at toyota.com. >> and marty, thank you. >> and the ronster at the first mariner arena. >> well, you look fabulous. >> yes, the barnum & bailey's circus. >> we have todd here. how are you. >> i'm great. >> where are you from >> >> columbus, ohio. >> yeah, and the circus is in town. >> yes, the 139th edition. >> she's an old lady. >> yes. she is. >> i want to talk about these guys. let's come back live here. this is the chi chi har acrobatic group. come to see us and you'll see them 25 feet in the air and doing amazing routines on moving ships. how do they do this. the practice has to be unbelievable. >> it's all about eating twinkies and kool-aid. >> well, it doesn't work for me. we'll talk about the preshow all access. it's phenomenal. >> what you're seeing them now, you'll see it up close and personal if you go to the clown college preshow. it happens an hour before the show and you get to meet the stars and you can take home an asian elephant painting. a gi
company. >>> another big story we're following tonight. toyota's internal troubles revealed. an e-mail exposes concerns about the automaker's souring public image. a top official writing about the defective gas pedals tells another official the time to hide this one is over. >> reporter: the e-mail was obtained by the associated press tucked in with thousands of documents toyota has turned over to government investigators. it was a month before toyota's president was hauled before congress, five days before the japanese car company announced a massive recall because of defective gas pedals. on january 16 of this year, toyota's top public relations official in the u.s. wrote to a colleague, we need to come clean. seemingly concerned the company wasn't handling its troubling safety issues effectively, miller worried toyota's outstanding reputation for producing safe and reliable cars and trucks was in peril. we are not protecting our customers by keeping this quiet, miller writes. on monday the obama administration fined toyota a record $16 millio
you to the scene. >>> plus, questions we've been asking about toyota executives all along. what did they know about the safety problems? when did they know it? when were they warned? today we have a troubling new answer. >>> also, virginia's governor still says there should be a confederate history month. he's apologizing for leaving out any reference to slavery in his original proclamation. that is not soothing his critics. people on both sides are up in arms over thisser shoe. they're blogging about it like mad. we're going to step back. we're going to take a deep breath and have an honest discussion about the confederacy and what role it plays in american history. should there be a confederate history month? if you haven't chimed in, go to facebook and do it now on my facebook page. >>> as i said, let's go right back to vest wirnlg wirnlg and follow up on what is going on. brooke baldwin is in naoma, west virginia. they have had a serious setback in their attempts to reach those four miners that remain trapped. brooke, what's the update? >> reporter: the update is, best case scen
is made up of volunteers just trying to improve their community. >>> at 6:05. new developments in toyota's troubles. jessica doyle is live with a look at some company e-mails. >> that's right. new evidence that toyota was not on the up and up with drivers and officials about its massive safety problems. a newly recovered internal e-mail reveals deep concerns that the company wasn't dealing with the safety problems effectively and could damage toyota's reputation. on january 21st, toyota announced it would recall 2.3 million vehicles to address problems with sticking accelerator pedals in six vehicle models. it already recalled more than four million vehicles regarding gas pedals that could get stuck in floor mats but five days before the very new recall a pr executive at toyota warned colleagues that "we need to come clean." about accelerator problems. irv miller writes an internal e-mail -- this new e-mail could fan existing criticism from earlier this week. the transportation secretary hit toyota with the maximum civil fin allowable from the federal government. the transportation depar
on the internet e-mail that showed toyota executived were discussing problems with the company's executives prior to launching a huge recall. tonight, we are learning what happened after that e-mail went out. plus, dozens upon dozens of people buried alive. and this is just the beginning of the damage. of the damage. that's coming up as fox reports. but i'm gonna take it to a thousand million. [ male announcer ] when you own a certified pre-owned mercedes-benz, chances are they'll own it one day, too. which is why it undergoes such a rigorous inspection to meet our uncompromising standards. one day, i'm gonna drive this to vegas. [ male announcer ] hurry in to your authorized mercedes-benz dealer for 1.99% financing during our certified pre-owned sales event through april 30th. it was really nice to meet you, a.j. yeah, you too. a.j.? (alarm blasting) (screaming) (phone rings) hello? this is bill with broadview security. is everything okay? no. there's this guy - he just smashed in my door. i'm sending help right now. thank you. (announcer) brink's home security is now broadview security. call no
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-mail that has surfaced. the e-mail was written by a now retired toyota executive. it it raising new questions about toyota's response to safety problems with its vehicles and we get the details now from phil lee bow in chicago. >> another damaging piece of information regarding toyota and whether or not it was dragging it's feet in terms of alerting the public for 2.3 million vehicles, the damaging information comes from this company e-mail cents from an executive five days before the company rrled 2.3 million vehicles. in the e-mail irv miller, who retired from toyota, says i hate to break this to us, but we have a tendency for mechanical fail near accelerator pedals off a certain manufacturer on certain mol models. we need to come clean. the worlds "come clean" are getting a lot of attention. it was sent five days before the recall on january 21st. within the last week toyota fined 16 plt 4 million just under 16.4 by the department of transportation for being slow in alerting authorities to the recall of the gas pedzals. the d.o.t. says they hid the defect. toyota says we understand the con
. that's a live press conference taking place at 6:30 eastern. >>> new details that some of toyotas employees are not happy about how the auto giant handled safety concerns about the faulty gas pedals. the call from one executive came back in january five days before a huge recall. his message was clear. we need to come clean. our deb feyerick is tracking the developments for us this morning. she joins us now. so this was an executive that said, we need to make changes? >> those words, we have to come clean gets a lot of attention. it is clear that toyota executives were scrambling to find out the best way to deal with their huge accelerator problems. one of the company's top public relations executives warned toyota, we need to come clean about the sticking pedals. they are saying that toyota was not protecting their customers by keeping quiet about this. in the e-mail by toyota's recently retired u.s. vice president for affairs, herb miller writes, we have a tendency for mechanical failure in accelerator problems. the time to hide is over. it was sent in january, days before the m
. >> reporter: i would agree, yeah. >>> this does not look good here. a toyota executive sent an e-mail saying "we need to come clean" and it came just a few days before their big recall. jennifer, shed some light it appears on what the automaker may have known about the problem of runaway cars and when they knew it. >> also they knew this was a big deal that needed to be handled and that maybe the culture from headquarters from tokyo, well, not tokyo but from japan wasn't necessarily handling it the way it needed to be handled in the country. in new company documents uncovered an american toyota executive was writing basically to his colleagues saying "we need to come clean about the safety problems, the time to hide on this one is over." now it was sent just five days before the massive recall of millions of toyotas. the memo was obtained by the associated press. toyota has no comment on this e-mail and with all of these court cases coming up they'll probably have a lot of no comments. they're repeating, "we are already acknowledging we know we did a poor job of communicating" and they've sa
executives at toyota reveal serious concerns about how that company was dealing with safety problems. an internal e-mail from a toyota pr executive urges colleagues to, in his words, come clean. about accelerator problems in the vehicles. he did so five days before the company announced a massive recall back in january. that e-mail was obtained by the associated press. irv miller is the executive who sent it and he since retired. in the note he said he hoped toyota would not be put out of business while finding a solution to the accelerator problems. >>> an airline merger could be in the works. yet another one. associated press is reporting that united airlines and us airways are in talks about combining their operations. if that merger happens, the company would become the second biggest airline behind delta which merged with northwest back in 2008. the associated press reports the combined company would be able to cut its costs and it could compete better with delta. >>> coming up tonight, the governor of virginia adding new language to a proclamation about confederate history mont
>>> the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers. moving you forward. >>> how's tiger doing? >> it's been up and down. but i think he played sensationally for being away from the game. after 144 days away, there was anticipation as he returned to the masters today. he got a warm reception. tiger calmed his nerves. laced his shot down the middle. then he parred the first two holes. one under par. after a bogey on seven, this eagle putt. tiger, two under par right now. how about this on nine? this shot, around the tree, onto the green. finished 9, eagle, birdie. he is at two under at 14. tom watson was the attention getter. 5 birds. 67 was the first leader. he's 60. phil mickelson was one under. birdied on 14 and 15. our shot of the day. the secondont h hole for marino. let's look at the leaders. that seems to be the number -- 5. but freddie couples is on 18 and 6 under par. >>> let's go to baseball. the nationals and the phillies are playing. nats up 3-2. willie harris makes it at 5-2 nationals lead. good start. the nats lea 5-4 in the sixth inning. >>> the capitals are
will happen today in northwest d.c. the funeral will begin at 11:00 a.m. >>> it appears toyota revealed safety problems after an executive told his colleagues to come clean. this now retired vice president told his colleagues that, we're not protecting our customers by keeping this quiet. toyota announced it would recall millions of vehicles the its problems with sticking accelerators. >>> a confederate controversy. a major a mission lands governor in hot water. >> tiger woods is back. he will tee off for the first time. >> >>> 6:10 on this thursday morning. adam caskey live in vienna. another mild morning. here's a look at the current conditions. a bit of a breeze blowing that pollen around. notice the dew point is higher, low 50's. a little petitte humidity. here is the forecast. -- a little petitte humidity. -- a little added committee. thunderstorms will be rolling through the region. much cooler tomorrow. danner 60 despite sunshine on air friday. i mention the pollen is blowing. you can see it on the screen. it looks like a light snow will fall -- action falling from the snow. hopefully y
. she might have pretty good insight on how to prevent it. >>> and toyota warned to stop sweeping its pedal problems under the floor mat. warned by one of its own executives before the massive recall. >>> we begin with the landmark with nuclear weapons. the deal limits both country's nuclear arsenals, but doesn't block the u.s. from building a missile shield in europe. president obama hailed the strong relationship that he's built with his counterpart and also said that they're working possible sanctions against iran. live from prague. >>> after days of waiting in west virginia, full rescue mode. looking for four miners. will it be rescue or recovery. today could be the day we get an answer. families prepare for the worst. we're going to have cnn's john roberts from naoma, west virginia in just a minute. >>> and kyrgyzstan, with possible problems for the u.s. and afghanistan. you see, the u.s. has a major air base there used for transit, for troops and equipment. the president has fled that started over rising fuel rates. we'll get more on what's happening in afghanistan coming up in
is over. we need to come clean. that's what herb miller, toyota's then group vice president told his colleagues in an e-mail referring to the safety problems just five days before toyota announced the recall. phil lebeau joins us now. what's toyota's response? >> they are not specifically commenting about the e-mail, but they say they understand they've done a poor job of communicating. this is a copy of it. one of 70,000 document that is the federal government has been going over in looking at how toyota handled the recall for sticky gas pedals. it's clear that some toyota executives realized they had to come out and say something. although it was sent five days before the recall. one of the quotes in this -- then saying they need to work out a resolution with the national highway safety administration. as interesting as the wording is here, lawyers who have sued the company and are planning on taking the company to court, almost all say the same thing. which is great for the public fodder. not sure how much this is going to help their cases in course aside from the fact it's one mo
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. >>> still to come in the "newsroom," days before toyota's massive recall in january, a warning to the company from one of the executives. we'll go live to new york to find out what this internal memo had to say. john is a ford and lincoln mercury service technician. very smart. we were just discussing the circumstances by which a person can find himself in four separate places at one time. i didn't really say that. but people come in here for tires, brakes, batteries and oil changes. so it's possible? yes. oh that's brilliant. buy with confidence. thanks to our low price tire guarantee. so, with everything you need in one convenient place why would you go to four separate places? now that's a good question. well, there you go. >>> two hours into the trading day. let's get a quick market check for you right now. you know, it's not just the dow that is down. the nasdaq is down as well. could you give me a number on the nasdaq? i forgot it already. the dow is down 29 points. again, down eight, the nasdaq is down eight. two hours into the trading day. we'll follow both sets of numb
opposition from labor unions and the government. >>> e-mails obtained by the associated press show toyota executives wrestled with how to deal with sticking accelerator pedals. in january, five days before announcing a massive recall, an american vice president wrote, quote, we are not protecting our culsomers by keeping this quiet and the time to hide on this one is over. toyota had no comment. >>> and apple's trying to make multitasking easier. at a news conference, the company is expected to unveil an updated operating system that will allow iphone and ipad users to switch between running programs. the difficulty in doing so has been a major complaint for customers. so getting that all taken care of. >> yeah, people were upset about that. all right. emily smith here in new york. thanks. >>> and just ahead on the "morning news," tiger woods' new commercial hits the airwaves. >>> plus, talk about a rough commute. a bus driver gets tangled up in a fight with passengers. >>> first, maggie rodriguez has a preview of tonight's "cbs evening news." >> america the super power, but did you know
shop, only at giant. >>> the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers -- moving you forward. >>> the nationals are 0-2. while it is not surprising, it is frustrating. the phillies have scored 18 runs in their first two outings. washington with some firepower. how'd you do, cole hammels? deep center field, get out of here, 402 feet. but the nationals's starting pitchers, not holding up. the fastball, rye and howard, get a new baseball. six-three fillies. the nationals lose tonight at the ballpark, 8-4. >>> tampa, orioles-devil rays, better ball game. the long ball, deep into the night. monster home run, solo shot, 4-2 tampa bay. they beat the orioles, 4-3. >>> the wizards were blasted by the magic, pulling orlando within half a game of the l.a. lakers for home field advantage in case of an nba finals rematch. shaun livingston, the plight of the night. baseline, watch this. could turn, cut off. it throws it over his head, the prayer, answered. dwight howard, all-star contest. he could have had half a hundred. the magic man handled the wizards. >>> golf fans, tiger
monday. >>> than e-mail has come to light that may hurt toyota. a public executive wrote quote, we need to come clean about accelerator problems. that is according to the associated press. the e-mail also said the time to hide on this one is over. we are not protecting our customers by keeping this quiet, unquote. >>> the u.s. transportation department may fine toyota a record $16 million by not notifying the government quickly enough. >>> hope is fading tonight for the west virginia coal miners. high methane gas have prevented workers. but hope crews could enter the mines sometime tonight. it's those high levels of methane gas that killed 25 miners. an it's also been revealed the company has been cited for violations. >>> a teenager said she was grabbed if behind and then raped at her apartment complex. police released this sketch of the suspect. investigators say on monday the 1-year-old was -- 19-year-old was walking when the suspect dragged her into a laundry room and raped her. if you think you have any information call crime stoppers. >>> well, he was a husband, a father and a fri
. >>> a newly surfaced internal e-mail could prove costly for toyota automaker. five days before a massive recall, an executive warned colleagues they need to come clean. toyota faces dozens of lawsuits. >>> general motors says things are looking up, despite losing more than $4 billion after emerging from ba bankruptcy last year. it could turn a profit as early as next year. >>> the era of record low mortgage rates is over. rates climbed to more than 5.3% in the past week, up from just over 5%. many buyers are racing to close deals locking rates before they go higher. improving economy and end of the government programs designed to push them down. tax day is just a week away. for half of the americans, april 15th is just another date on the calendar. estimated 47% will pay no federal income taxes for 2009. eighth their incomes were too low or they qualified for enough credits, deductions and exemptions. most people are required to file deadlines by the return. >>> the queen of day time tv is ready to take on the night. oprah winfrey will host an evening show on her new cable network. the s
. they'd also have to expand their disclosure to investors. >> tom: a twist tonight in the toyota recall saga. the associated press has learned that a u.s. toyota executive wrote an email to higher ups at the auto giant five days before a massive recall. it said, quote, "we need to come clean" about accelerator problems. the a.p. obtained the internal email written by irv miller, toyota group's vice president for environment and public affairs. the note went on to say, quote, "the time to hide on this one is over." miller has since retired. >> susie: in the "money file" tonight, why foreign bond funds can be a dicey choice for everyday investors. here's eric schurenberg, editor- in-chief at "cbs moneywatch". >> one of the pillars of a well-rounded investment portfolio is international stocks. you own some, don't you? owning foreign stock funds lets you ride economies that may be healthier than ours, and lets you earn some of your investment profits in a currency other than the dollar. so when the dollar falls, your foreign stock funds rise, because they pay off in a currency that's sudde
. a new problem for toyota. >> it has do with an old e-mail. >> and the confederate controversy, why virginia governor bob mcdonald is apologizing. >>> and emergency workers run into an >>> a bb gun scare led to a scare at a prestigious school in the district and two kids are facing charges. police got a 911 call yesterday morning alerting them to someone holding a gun in a car near st. albans school. the school was locked down as the grounds were searched of the national cathedral where the school is located. >> a subsequent canvas resulted in the discovery of what was believed to be a long gun in the the back of a vehicle on the campus. >> that long gun turned out to be a bb gun. an 18-year-old student and another student were arrested. they're facing charges of illegal possession and illegal transportation of a bb gun. >>> d.c. fire and ems were so overloaded with calls this week that one shooting victim never got an ambulance. he had to ride to the hospital on a fire truck. so what happened and how are emergency crewing going to make sure this don't happen again? news 4's jackie
it intends to bring them to trial. >>> automaker toyota is in damage control mode yet again. it comes after an internal toyota e-mail surfaced raising new questions about whether toyota hid safety problems. cnbc's phil lebeau covers the auto industry for us. what else was in this memo or e-mail? >> reporter: it's short e-mail. we have a copy here. the most damaging language from irv miller who retired from the company shortly after the recall notices went out, but the most damaging comments, essentially, he says, we can no longer hide what's going on here. we need to come clean about the fact that there is a problem with our gas pedals. they are defective and they want to work out a solution with nhtsa, the national highway traffic safety administration. more than anything what this e-mail does is it undercuts the message that toyota has been putting out to the american public since early january which is, we understand that there are concerns about what's happening with our vehicles. we are moving as quickly as possible to address the situation. tamron, this e-mail was sent on january 16th
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also order a cocktail if you get a little nervous. a fresh p.r. nightmare for toyota as new questions surface about its handling of those mechanical problems. now an email has come to light showing toyota knew there were issues days before the company made the information public. they are covering this. i guess you have seen them. what do you say? >> i have a copy of them. we'll show them to you now. the guy month wrote this is a guy named irv miller. a 30-year veteran of the company who was just days away, 15 days away from retirement when on january 16 he wrote to a japanese counterpart, i hate to break this to you but we have a tendency for certain manufacturer on certain models. we are not protect our customers by keeping this quiet. the time to hide on this one is over. this is one of some 7,000 toyota document turned over to the government. it seems likely other embarrassing memos will be emerging. by law, megyn, toyota was required to bring the forms to the government within five days of realizing there was a problem. they notified the european dealers. megyn: that's the kind o
, breaking news on the consumer from steve liesman and smoking gun at toyota. e-mails sent in january warning the company it should come clean about its recall problem. all that still ahead as "squawk box" continues. >> announcer: as we head to the break, here's a look at the widely held stocks. "squawk box" on cnbc returns after this. we are first in business worldwide. >>> here's a disturbing story. a senior toyota executive tried to warn the automaker that it needed to "come clean" on a safety defect affecting accelerator pedals according to an e-mail sent back in january. phil lebeau joins us now with more. phil? >> it was sent from erv miller who retired from toyota shortly after the recall of defective pedals was sent out. it's one of 70,000 documents being looked at in washington and the damaging part of this e-mail from erv miller says that we have a tendency for mechanical failure in accelerator pedals of a certain manufacturer on certain models. we are not protecting our customers by keeping this quiet. the time to hide on this is over. we need to come clean. i believe that jim lent
save money by combining operations. >>> just five days before toyota's historic recall, an executive warned colleagues they needed to come clean about acceleration problems. e-mail from that executive revealed strong concerns that toyota officials were not properly addressing safety problems. toyota has declined to comment. the automaker has recalled more than 6 million vehicles in the u.s. >>> well, here is a look at the thursday forecast. there will be rain along the coast in the pacific northwest and snow in the mountains of montana and idaho. showers and thunderstorms are possible from the gulf coast to the northeast. >> the east coast will see another warm day before a big cool-off by tomorrow. the midwest will be a little cooler than usual with minneapolis and fargo in the 50 southwest is sunny and seasonable with phoenix and l.a. in the 80s. >>> the french spider-man is back doing what he does best. climbing tall buildings and being arrested. elaine robert returned to his home in paris where he scaled a 607-foot office building. police were of course waiting for him at the top
against cheating. >>> there are new concerns aboutited to toyota's public image after a questionable e- mail from one top official to another is exposed. he wrote an. mail obtained by the associated press that says, quoted, the time to hide this one is over. the u.s. public relations executive irv miller wrote the note on january 16th, dave days before they announced a massive recall. the obama administration fined toyota $16 million for not alerting government officials quickly enough. no word on whether toyota plans to pay the fine or fight it. >>> whitney houston is in a paris hospital i'm spokesperson for the sing are claims she has an upper respiratory infection. the illness is forcing houston to tea lay her european tour. insiders are already wondering if he will be ready to perform. >>> the ipad not performing so well so far. now, the computer giant is making an admission. >>> the heat will object for one more day before some changes come to our forecast. we are checking the forecast plus your thursday commute all coming up next. you take a look at traffic out on the beltway at
this time. >>> moving on, it could be the smoking gun attorneys suing toyota needed. an internal e-mail obtained by cnbc showing a senior toyota executive warned the automaker to "come clean" about faulty accelerator pedals. phil lebeau covers the auto beat and just about everything else for cnbc, is live in chicago. phil? >> reporter: and david, this is the so-called smoking gun memo, although that might be overstating it a bit. it was a memo send by irv miller, who retired from toyota, a lead executive of toyota, from january 16th. here's the note in the memo getting the attention, revolving around whether or not they should alert the authorities about pedal defects. it says, "the time to hide on this is over. we need to come clean, and i believe that jim lentz and yoshi inaba were on the way to d.c. for meetings with nhtsa to discuss optioned." the so-called "come clean" e-mail sent five days before nhtsa was alerted of a recall from toyota of 2.3 million vehicles with faulty gas pedals. remember, last week, toyota was fined $16.4 million by the d.o.t. because it was slow in ena
begins at 11:00 a.m. >>> a toyota executive told his colleagues to come clean about safety problems with accelerator problems accurate he told his colleagues that we are not protecting our customers by keeping this quiet street days later, toyota announced they would recall millions of vehicles to fix problems with the sticky accelerators. >>> still to come, an interview with the first lady. >> tiger woods is back today. >> a break in the mid spring heat wave. >> a break in the mid spring heat wave. >>> 5:09. welcome back. adam caskey live. you can see the cold front off to the wesbecker it will push eastward today. -- it will push off to the east today. high temperatures in the low 80's. the cold front will slam us around dinnertime between 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. this when the showers will move from the west to the east. 71 degrees right now in vienna. start this morning by the last couple of days, near 70 degrees. partly cloudy conditions and evening showers and thunderstorms, some of which can become severe. much cooler tomorrow. highs near six degrees. let's go back to the set
-mail from toyota could prove very costly for the automaker. five days before the massive recall, an executive warned colleagues that, quote, they need to come clean. toyota faces a record fine from the u.s. government for waiting too long to report the problem and dozens of lawsuits. >>> general motors says its sales have increased since the start of the year. and there's a chance it could turn a profit as early as this year. the automaker also says it will pay off its government loan by june, five years ahead of schedule. results would be a sharp turnaround for gm, after losing more than $4 billion in the second half of last year. >>> home buyers are scrambling to close deals as mortgage rates jumped. rates climbed to more than 5.3% in the past week, up over 5%. mortgage rates are going up because of the improving economy, and the end of government programs designed to push them down. many experts predict that will climb as high as 6% as earlies a next year. >>> a look at some of the shortcomings of the ipad. everyone says it's great for watching movies and playing games. but p
people killed, their deaths linked to toyota's acceleration problems. if that doesn't outrage you enough, wait until you hear who knew what and when. some new incredible information coming out of the washington hearing. >>> plus do you stay home from work when you're sick or bring your germs to the office? like it or not, playing hurt is the thing to do these days. jenna has more on why. jon: bottom of the hours, time for a check of the top stories, "-- happening now, dangerous gases force crew necessary west virginia to abandon the search for the four missing coal miners, the crews got within 1000 feet of the rescue chamber where they might be before they had to turn around. >>> middle box, president obama getting ready to host a dinner with 11 central and eastern european leaders, just hours after the president and his russian counterpart signed a new arms control treaty. >>> bottom box, antigovernment protestors in thailand plan a massive street rally tomorrow in defiance of a state of emergency there, the red shirts, as the po testers are known, have been trying to force the prime mi
, thankfully. >>> there is more evidence that toyota knew about a sticky accelerator before february. the feds are charging them a fine for knowing about a problem that could effect more than 2 million vehicles. according to documents obtained by the associated press, days before the recall was issued, a vice president for public affairs warned the company, it was time to come forward about the safety issue. irv miller wrote in an e-mail, quote, we're not protecting our customers by keeping this quiet. the time to hide on this one is over. we need to come clean. toyota's new chief for quality in north america says the company could have done better, and will. >> because we're not perfect. and we -- we didn't share the experience that we had in europe. we didn't know about it in north america. that's what we're putting these processes in place. we are looking for our weak points. we are looking for -- where we need to improve. and that's why i believe these six points that toyota has put upon us, his direction, is going to make us a stronger and better company. we have never said we were perfec
. the retired executive wrote the e-mail as toyota officials were going to washington to discuss the crisis. >>> we got a warning about a jewelry web site targeting customers. and promises of discounts on tiffany jewelry. >>> a great day in ocean city. not ours but we are sharing those thoughts. [ laughter ] >> i have been thinking about it all day. temperature around 90 today. >> 93 was the old record it didn't get there. and a cool front in our direction. when that arrives next. it's the chevy spring event. and everyone deserves a car they can count on. one that's backed by a 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. and named a consumers digest best buy, two years in a row. discover malibu for yourself and see why over a thousand people a day are switching to chevy. during the spring event, qualified lessees can get a low mileage lease on this new malibu ls for around $199 a month. call for details. the switch to chevy starts at chevy dealer dot com. >>> we have breaking news out of anne arundel county. two people are dead, one in critical condition after several cars collided on donaldson avenu
, nbc news reports five days before toyota announced a massive recall over sticky accelerators a recently retired public relations executive warned higher ups, "the time to hide on this one is over." >>> kansas city's federal reserve bank president drove markets into a mini tailspin yesterday when he said keeping interest rates too low for too long would encourage risky financial behavior. that led to the dow's biggest drop since february, dipping by as much as 125 points during the day. its first triple-digit slide since february. all that combined with data showing domestic crude inventories rising sent oil tumbling below $86 a barrel. not surprisingly, energy stocks led the decliners with exxon mobil and oxidental sliding. >>> raised concerns about weak consumer spending. the fed announced consumer borrowing fell by $11.5 billion in february. analysts had expected a modest gain. >>> takeover talk made palm the most traded stock on the nasdaq, spiking 20% on speculation the smart phone maker may be a target. >>> talk about a turnaround. general motors plans to pay off its gov
. lawrence pensky died when his vehicle was hit by a toyota echo. another man was hurt and is in serious condition. >>> three people are hurt, including a firefighter. a fire ripped through their apartment complex. this happened around 9:00 last night in the 3900 block of liberty heights avenue in northwest baltimore. sherrie johnson joins us live in studio. >> we have new information this morning on the three victims of the fire we brought to you last night as breaking news. this is new video from the scene that you're looking at. authorities say an elderly woman is in serious condition this morning. a firefighter burned both of his hands and fell out of a second story window while what he trying to help the elderly woman. the fire started on the third floor of a brick apartment building around 9:00 last night on liberty heights avenue. medics also took a third victim to the hospital for smoke inhalation. >> fortunately it appears that it really is four apartments suffered fire and smoke damage. we'll be working with the management as well as the red cross and neighboring services to ac
. it is not clear when the video was made. >>> days before toyota announced a big recall in january, one executive urged the company to come clean about safety problems. irv miller warned colleagues in a newly surfaced e-mail, "we are not protecting our customers by keeping this quiet. the time to hide on this one is over. we need to come clean." just five days later, toyota recalled millions of vehicles with gas pedal problems. the executive later retired. >>> federal officials say no criminal charges will be filed against a persian gulf diplomat blamed for the air scare wednesday night. the passenger allegedly joked about lighting his shoe on fire from a flight from washington to denver. >>> four minutes past the hour. let's go back outside once again to tamron and al. >> got some folks from texas, your home state over there. got some birthday -- you're going to be 18? what's your name? >> laurel. >> happy birthday. >> let's check your weather, see what's happening. we got a long line of thunderstorms and showers stretching from the great lakes. snow back through wisconsin. all the way down into
relegated to a role of helping the government discern engineer problems in toyota cars that essentially nasa, that got us to the moon, is now mr. good wrench. >> well, you look for the best talent and if you have a car problem and you want to find what the best talent is to look at a problem, looks like you may go to nasa. >> neil: you don't believe that, buzz? you went to the moon, discovered and done things that are historic. and now, you're nasa people looking under the hoods? its ridiculous. >> all right. i'm not here to talk about toyota. >> neil: next week the president makes a big speech, talk to get nasa core stars, veterans, you're going to be there and other big heroes will be there. but he's talking about downsizing nasa, right? >> i don't know as that's the case. the budget is increased now. >> neil: the post shuttle effort is nixed, right? >> well, we're going to save money because we spent about $9 billion and 5 to 6 years going down a pathway that was unsustainable jot president more or less said that. >> yes, that's right. >> neil: but i thought he nixed, buzz, the revisit th
decree he called a major omission. >>> new information about the discussion among toyota's higher-ups before the company went public with problems about its accelerator pedal. we are back with more after this. alright kid, let's get ready for this morning's quiz. christopher columbus sailed the ocean blue... in 14 hundred and 92. nice! follow me, the missouri river is this way! lewis and clark expedition of 1804. oh, he'll never get this. magellan, 1520. awww, my 8 layers must've given it away. help keep your kid full and foced with 8 filling layers... of whole grain fiber found in kellogg's® frosted mini-wheats® cereal. this is one giant leap for mini-kind™. keeps 'em full. keeps 'em focused. hoo hooo! >>> the taliban has released a video of an american soldier captured in afghanistan. it shows the 4-year-old doing exercises to demonstrate that he is in good physical condition. the date of the footage is not known. >>> toyota is being called into question once again, this time for a message sent from one executive to another. in an e-mail obtained by the associated press, the
. thank you. >>> the "associated press" reports toyota executive wrote an internal e-mail that the company needed to, "come clean" about accelerator problems just five days before it announced a massive recall. a.p. says toyota warned european, russian, and middle eastern distributors about the problems months before it notified american regulators. general morl motors says it los $4.3 billion in the last half of 2009 as it struggled to repay government loans and emerge from bankruptcy, but they say there is a chance it will be profitable this year. the nation's largest auto maker reports a large gain in domestic market share in the first three months of 2010. >>> stocks were down today. the dow lost 72.5. the s&p 500 dropped 7. nasdaq gave back 5 2/3. >>> one of president obama's top economic advisors paul volcker is talking about a controversial new tax to help battle the deficit. fox business network correspondent peter barnes is here to tell us about the value-added tax. otherwise known as the v.a.t. good evening, peter. what is the v.a.t.? >> well, it's basically a national sales tax
. and toyota says it has no comment on a potentially damaging internal e-mail from a former u.s. executive. ifr miller wrote, we need to come clean about the gas pedal problems. the time to hide on this one is over. the e-mail was written five days before toyota announced the massive recall. miller has since retired. back to you, eun. >> courtney, thank you. see you tomorrow. >>> he doesn't say much but the smile on the face of this week's "wednesday's child" says it all. he's hoping to share that smile with parents who will love him the way every child deserves. here's barbara harrison. >> hi, anthony. hi! how are you? anthony is a 5-year-old, and although we had never met, he greeted me with the enthusiasm of an old friend. at least until a video caught his attention on the other side of the room. want to see barney? let's see barney. it was actually a bunny, not barney, that he was pointing to. and watching videos is one of his favorite things to do here at his foster home. >> anthony came into care in february 2005. actually, he's been in foster care all of his life. >> reporter: he says an
stories we're following for you today. a top toyota xex tif apparently urnled his colleagues to come clean about accelerator problems just five day brs the company announced a massive recall. cnbc obtained an e-mail from the now retired executive telling toyota officials the time to hide on this one is over. >>> the internal space station has a new walk-in closet delivered late wednesday. the 13-ton cargo carrier includes dozens of experiments and supplies and also a new bedroom and freezer. >>> as millions struggle to find work in this economy, the the search is proving especially tough for our nation's military veterans. according to the labor department, the unemployment rate for men who served in iraq and afghanistan has tripled since the recession began. joining me now is joe davis, director of public affairs for vet rance of foreign wars. to what do you attribute that obstacle for veterans? >> it's tough out there, contessa. you're looking at an economy that's finally starting to improve, but it's very disturbing that you're seeing that the current war veterans, their unemployment ra
on the safety of toyota from a newly released company -- more now on the safety of toyota from a newly released company mail. toyota executives debated when they should inform the public about safety problems with accelerator pedals, prompting irv miller, toyotas than group vice president for internal public affairs to warn in an e- mail that "we are not protecting our customers by keeping this quiet. the time to hide on this one is over. we need to come clean." the e-mail was sent on january 16 of this year. the financial crisis increase appears to be getting worse. its borrowing costs have jumped, stock market is down, and there is talk of either a default or an expensive bailout. asian and european markets were down more than 1% on the news. meanwhile, treasury secretary timothy geithner currently in beijing has concluded a meeting with the vice premier on economic ties. he did not say whether the two sides discuss currency. he had been expected to press washington's case for beijing to use exchange-rate controls that critics say destroyed -- and distort trade. and finally, an update on gtmo
this morning that toyota executives knew all about the accelerator problems with their vehicles and did nothing. it's an e-mail sent by a now retired toyota vice president before the big recall in january quoting now, we need to come clean, the time to hide on this one is over. we're not protecting our customers by keeping this quiet. of course we'll continue to follow that story for you. but now let's check out the weather this morning with dave price. boy, it was beautiful in many parts yesterday. some record breakers, too. >> did >>> 17 past the hour. that's our first look at your weather picture. guys? >> the whole city felt like a barbeque yesterday. >> i love it. bring on the sweat. >>> still ahead this morning, tiger woods back on tour for the first time in five months. we'll take you live it auguto a gusz take. >> also signs that the record low mortgage rates are over. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. [ male announcer ] as long as we're winding up our doing dials, let's wind 'em with precision. open our throttle to even more selection. and turn that savings swagger up full tilt.
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